UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Serbia (CAT 20 December 2021)

The Committee against Torture considered the third periodic report of Serbia1 at its 1862nd and 1865th meetings,2 held on 23 and 24 November 2021, and adopted the present concluding observations at its 1874th meeting, held on 1 December 2021.

Concluding observations on the third periodic report of

C. Principal subjects of concern and recommendations

Pending follow-up issues from the previous reporting cycle

6. In its previous concluding observations, the Committee requested the State party to provide information on its implementation of the Committee’s recommendations on taking steps to ensure in practice that detained persons undergo an independent medical examination from the outset of their deprivation of liberty5 and on publicly condemning and investigating threats to and attacks on human rights defenders, journalists, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons and members of the Roma community.6 The Committee expresses its appreciation for the State party’s response on those matters and for the substantive follow-up information provided on 2 August 20167 and in its third periodic report. The Committee considers that the above-mentioned recommendations have been only
partly implemented (see paras. 14 (c) and 42 below).

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